Ecco Shoes

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Ecco Shoes have long been known for their comfort and style, particularly in their traditional and hybrid golf shoes. ECCO founder Karl Toosbuy joined together with leather technician Panos Mytaros to bring the best European leather making acumen into the modern age.  The minds behind ECCO shoes are consistently challenging themselves to create new and fascinating, fashion-forward and functional footwear.  They devote themselves to putting passion and upholding quality in every pair of shoes they create.

We are currently having a sale on select styles of our Ecco Shoes. You can find styles marked down from 20 to 60% off on our site.

Scroll on down for a few of our favorite sale styles for women and men.

Women’s Featured Sale Styles:

Ecco Women’s Sculptured 65 College Penny Loafer
Regular Price: $149.95
Sale Price: $59.98 Save 60%

Ecco Women’s Angel Bow
Regular Price: $129.95
Sale Price: $51.98 Save 60%

Ecco Women’s Keene Peep Toe
Regular Price: $129.95
Sale Price: $51.98 Save 60%

Ecco Women’s Mary Ballerina
Regular Price: $129.95
Sale Price: $77.97 Save 40%

Men’s Featured Sale Styles:

Ecco Men’s Boston Apron Toe Tie
Regular Price: $149.95
Sale Price: $89.97 Save 40%

Ecco Men’s Birmingham Chukka Boot
Regular Price: $219.95
Sale Price: $87.98 Save 60%

Ecco Men’s Biom Lite Sandal 1.1
Regular Price: $129.95
Sale Price: $51.98 Save 60%

Ecco Men’s Golf Street Camel Leather (Golf Hybrid Shoe)
Regular Price: $169.95
Sale Price: $101.97 Save 40%

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Mephisto

Mephisto shoes are designed specifically to keep your feet healthy and comfortable.  Both Mephisto shoes and sandals are built with Soft-Air technology to fight foot fatigue and keep you comfortable all day long. With so many popular designs and outstanding, long-lasting craftsmanship, you’ll never have to worry about tired feet again.

A flexible Soft-Air midsole reduces shock from walking to a minimum, offering foot protection, join relief, and proper care for your back, as well. The breathable nature of the midsole also enhances air circulation to provide a healthier environment for your feet.

On Sale Styles:

Mephisto Men’s Harald Dark Brown Brooklyn
(30% off – was $539.95)
SALE $377.95
Sizes: 9.5, 12

Mephisto Men’s Alyon Dark Taupe Nubuck-Dark Brown
(30% off – was $298.95)
SALE $208.95
Sizes: 8.5, 9, 11.5, 12

Mephisto Women’s Gabriela Green
(30% off – was $239.95)
SALE $167.95
Sizes: 7.5

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I Can See It In Your Eyes – Blucher vs. Bal

If you browse the men’s shoes on our site, you’ll see terms like “Blucher”, “Oxford”, “Derby”, and “Balmoral”.  What do these terms mean? Blucher Balmoral (Bal)  Referred to as a “Derby” in the UK  Open lacing system, in which eyelets … Continue reading

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This is not a Nano…

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While some have called this shoe the “Froning Nano,” beware… it is not a Nano.  The Reebok CrossFit Compete 6:14 is a minimal competition shoe designed by Rich Froning together with Reebok.  The lightweight shoe will be most popular with fans of the Merrell Glove, Inov-8 Bare-XF, Vibram FiveFingers, and the New Balance Minimus series–and with fans of Froning, as well.

In the video below, Rich talks about Reebok approaching him with an idea “We kind of want to make a shoe that you would compete in, not necessarily coach in or anything like that, but a performance shoe.”  So keep that in mind: this is a performance shoe for competition.

You will find that the shoe does not have the same cushioning or insole as your Nanos. Those not used to minimal running may have a tough time running long distances in the Compete 6:14’s.  You may, however, find it easier to squat deeper and to maintain a proper stance when lifting. Your feet will likely breathe better during your most intense workouts, and the lightweight, glove-like fit of the shoe may make you forget that you even have shoes on…

…but you’ll never know unless you try them out.

The Compete’s were released on February 26th, 2015 and have been hard to find since, but we happen to have a few in stock right now. You can find them on our Reebok CrossFit Page.

The 6:14 in the name comes from Rich Froning’s Galatians 6:14 torso tattoo. The verse goes something like this:  “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

Scroll down for plenty of detail shots and our favorite features.

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Out Favorite Features include:

  • MetaSplit technology for a natural, multidirectional flex in the forefoot.
  • “Next-to-skin” feel and glove-like fit
  • Minimal platform for lifting with 3mm drop
  • Kevlar CombatCage
  • Outsole with amazing grip
  • Thin, durable upper that is still breathable

 

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Pikolinos

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Pikolinos shoes are known for their personality: their Mediterrnean flair that is a combination of plenty of color and laid-back style.  They are designed with the classic values of comfort and high quality in mind, and Pikolinos holds these values higher than the trend of the day.  So what is the secret to Pikolinos quality and comfort?

 

 

…It’s the leather. Pikolinos uses only natural treatments on their leather to keep it as soft as possible. Their leathers are tanned at their own tannery, Pies Cuadrados Leather. They are treated with a Scotchgard water and stain-resistant coating, which ensures that the leather is breathable while still keeping water out for approximately 30 minutes.

We currently have our Pikolinos shoes and boots on sale for 40% off.  That makes this a great time to try out Pikolinos quality footwear for youself!

Want to learn more? Watch the video below to see how Pikolinos shoes are created:

Fun Fact! The Pikolinos logo is a duck in flight.

Here’s why: “Ducks are comfortable in any environment: air, land or sea. This is the spirit of our shoes and our objective for their creation, they will accompany you every day, everywhere you go.”

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Red, White and Shoes!

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We’re looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July weekend! We’ve spent a lot of time looking up recipes, decorations, and ways to show off our pride this weekend.  We put together a Pinterest board with cute nail designs, and we also offer plenty of fashionable and functional sandals to help.  We are officially ready to kick back and put our feet up!

Both our Norwalk, CT store and our Customer Service office will be closed on Saturday, July 4th — but you can still take advantage of huge savings! You can still browse our website and place an order online on Saturday.

We’re offering 10% off regular priced items online all month long with no minimum purchase.  This coupon excludes sale items and select brands. Click here for more details.

 

We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and are able to kick back, too.  We’ll be back on Monday to bring you more shoes and savings!

 

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Nano 5.0 Weigh-In

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We’re very excited about the new Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0!  It seems to us like Reebok really listened to athletes about what they need in a cross trainer for the sport of fitness.  With an all-new DuPont™ Kevlar® upper, the DuraCage is gone and the toe-box looks much more like that of the popular second generation of the shoe.  And despite all the technology that’s gone into this shoe for improved support and durability, it looks much sleeker than previous generations.

Last year we compared the weights of all of the prior generations of Nanos in this blog.  A size 8.5 of the Nano & Nano 2.0 weighed in around 8.8 oz, and the 3.0 and 4.0 were a bit heavier at 9.6 oz.

How did the 5.0 compare?

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We weighed a Men’s size 8.5 Nano 5.0 in at 0.6 lbs, or 9.6 ounces. This means that the Nano 5.0 weighs the same as the third and fourth generations of the shoe, which both relied on DuraCage technology for their durability.  Some advantages the Kevlar® infused mesh upper has over the DuraCage are better breathability, and improved flexibility.  These features all might make the Nano 5.0 feel lighter in comparison to the 3.0 or 4.0.

We doubt that you’ll notice the weight difference between the old Nano 2.0’s and the 5.0’s–and even if you do, we think the comfort and support of the re-engineered midsole in the Nano 5 more than makes up for it.

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Up Close & Personal with the Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0

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Introducing the new Nano 5.0 from Reebok CrossFit! The toughest Nano yet comes with plenty of innovative new technologies, including the new Kevlar® Upper.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Uppers

For the CrossFit Nano 5.0, Reebok has ditched the polyurethane DuraCage found on other Nanos in favor of DuPont™ Kevlar® infused mesh.  This material is best known for its use in ballistic-resistant body armor and offers both exceptional durability and lightweight breathability.   The Kevlar® uppers are made to withstand the rigorous activity that serious fitness athletes encounter every day.  In addition to function, the switch from the DuraCage to Kevlar® also allows the shoe to take on a new aesthetic. Scroll through the pictures below to see more of the intricate details below.

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Lace & Tongue:

The Nano 5.0 offers a secure fit without compromising your comfort.  Important features include a padded tongue and NanoShell midsole.  The padded, breathable tongue has two straps that extend down to the sole of the shoe, locking your foot in place for optimum stability during lifts.  The TPU NanoShell midsole offers additional support during medial and lateral movements, as well as during heavy lifts.

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Soles:

The sole on the Nano 5 features Reebok’s Metasplit technology, raised lug soles and RopePro + Wrap.  Metasplit grooves allow for flexibility in multiple directions as well as metatarsal splaying (read: spreading out your toes) for ultimate performance. The extra flexibility in the forefoot can be a major benefit for movements that involve jumping like burpees, DU’s, and box-jumps. The raised lug soles are designed for better grip, and the RopePro + Wrap technology has been re-engineered with even stronger composite materials to protect you during rope climbs.

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Heel Cup

One of our favorite features on the new Nano 5.0 is the heel cup…. However, between the security of the Heel Cup and the Nano Shell, getting your foot in and out of the shoe may take some extra effort.

We recommend using a Shoe Horn when putting on your Nano 5.0’s on to make the process easier and to help maintain the original condition of your heel counters.

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Overall Impressions

Overall, we think the Nano 5 is a great shoe for the sport of Fitness. Reebok has gone above and beyond in listening to athletes and finding technologies that let them worry less about their shoes and more about the WOD.

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2015 – The Pinch Promo is Back!

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Cole Haan is well-known for their innovative twists on traditional styles and their use of Nike Air comfort technology.   They believe that a sense of humor is the perfect complement to a sense of style.

Here at TheShoeMart, we’re happy to be offering select classic Cole Haan Styles at up to 40% off retail price as part of our Summer Pinch Promo sale.

All of the styles in the Pinch Promo will be offered for only $109.99!

         

Last year, we featured the Pinch buckle, tassel, and penny, but what about the other shoes featured in the sale?

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Beach Fitness

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May is here, flowers are in bloom, and the weather is warming up!  From beach volleyball to yoga, there are many activities you can do on the beach to stay active and work on that beach bod. Today we take a look at running on the beach!

Running on the Beach

Running along the waves seems really romantic and fun, but where do you start? What do you wear? Here’s a quick list:

1. Sunscreen! Spending more time outdoors, especially on the beach, will expose you to UV rays.  Stay healthy and protected with a sunscreen designed for outdoor activities be sure that it’s water-and sweat-proof! Protect your eyes as well with a good pair of sport sunglasses.

2. Shoes! As wonderful as running barefoot on a beach sounds, that really should be left to trained barefoot runners–on man-made beaches that are free from sharp shells, rocks and other dangers.  Wear an old and reliable pair of running shoes–you’ll want supportive shoes that can take a beating from salt, sun, and sand.

3. Socks! It may seems strange to wear socks to the beach, but higher socks will keep sand from rubbing between your feet and your sneakers, making it less likely that you’ll end up with some not-so-fun blisters.

Another tip? Keep an eye on the tides. Low tides offer the hardest-packed sand, meaning that there will be less of an uneven surface and less strain on your knees and hips. There’s an app for that.

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